Personal Trainer Recommends HIIT - NoCo Fitness

Personal Trainer Recommends HIIT

HIITs are high intensity interval training techniques that alternate short bursts of maximum exercise efforts followed by a short, timed rest period. This type of cardio training gets your heart rate up quickly and keeps it up for 15-30 minutes. As usual, check with your personal trainer to make sure your body is ready for an intense workout. If so, HIITs are easily incorporated into your normal exercise routine and the benefits are too numerous to count.

The most notable benefit of a HIIT workout is that they are designed to be completed in just 15-30 minutes. Since you work out at such a high intensity during that 30 minutes, you get a high calorie burn, a huge boost in your metabolism, and you will continue to burn calories for up to 24 hours. WOW!! An uber-effective workout you can get done start to finish over your lunch hour!

A HIIT workout requires little in terms of equipment but maximum in terms of effort and motivation. The best exercises in a HIIT workout are the ones that get your heart rate up the highest and the ones we usually like the least: squat jumps, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, high knees, fast feet, and of course, burpees. At the end of a HIIT, you will be dripping wet, out of breath, and feel that “good tired” you only get from a hard training session and we guarantee you won’t be bored.

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HIIT work outs take the excuses out of exercise (and your trainers know it!). You know the ones….I’m traveling, I don’t have time, and I didn’t have the equipment. Since HIITs are designed to be done quickly and can be done without equipment, you can work out in the gym, in a park, a hotel room, where ever you happen to be. If you’re planning to be on the road during Christmas and New Year’s, ask your NoCo Fitness personal trainer to write you a HIIT workout.

High intensity workouts aren’t just for elite athletes. Everyone can benefit, especially those with certain chronic health issues. First, these high intensity workouts promote heart health. By getting your heart rate up, you improve your blood pressure, lower your pulse, and improve your overall cardiac health. Studies are also finding that this type of exercise also helps diabetics lower blood glucose levels.

Your NoCo Fitness personal trainer already use these techniques when writing your workout and for good reason. HIIT techniques aren’t just the next big thing in the workout scene. They have been used since the 1970’s to train elite athletes. They have just become more prominent in the gym and really do promote good health and increased fitness levels.

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